Corrupt the young, get them away from religion. Get them interested
in sex. Make them superficial. Destroy their ruggedness.
Get control of all means of publicity and thereby:
Get people's minds off their government by focusing their attention
on athletics, sexy books and plays and other trivialities.
Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial
matters of no importance.
Destroy the people's faith in their natural leaders by holding the latter
up to contempt, ridicule, and abloquy.
Always preach true democracy, but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly
By encouraging government extravaganza, destroy its credit, produce
fear of inflation with rising prices and government discontent.
Foment unecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil disorders
and foster a lenient and soft attitude on the part of government towards
specious argument cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues, honesty,
sobriety, continence, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness.
Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with a view to
confiscating them and leaving the population helpless.